|Updated Dec. 1, 2016|
Enchantment in the Park, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Dec. 31 (closed Dec. 5 to Dec. 7, Dec. 12-14 and Dec. 25), Regner Park, North Silverbrook Drive and Main Street, West Bend. Holiday light show in the park, visit with Santa and more. Bag of nonperishable food items or suggested $10 cash donation per car for food pantries of Washington County and Menomonee Falls. http://www.enchantmentpark.org.
Camp-Resort’s The Wisconsin Christmas Carnival of Lights, Saturday
through Dec. 31, except Christmas, 8425 Highway 38, Caledonia. More
than 1.5 million lights and holiday scenes. $20 per carload, $30 for
limos, mini buses and large passenger vans, and $35 for Greyhound and
other large buses and large motor homes.
http://www.wichristmascarnival.com or 262-835-2565.
“Not a Creature
Was Stirring” - Domes Holiday Floral Show, through Jan. 1 at the
Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd. Mr. and Mrs. Claus from noon
to 3 p.m. Sunday as well as Dec. 10 and Dec. 17. Holiday music by
pianist Jim William Mooney from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 18.
Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival, through Jan. 1, downtown Milwaukee.
More than 500,000 lights at “Community Spirit Park” at Cathedral
Square Park, 520 E. Wells
St., “Holiday Palace Park” at Pere Marquette Park, 900 N.
Plankinton Ave., and “Toy Chest Park” at Zeidler Union Square,
301 W. Michigan St. milwaukeedowntown.com.
Christmas Celebration, through Jan. 8, Pabst Mansion, 2000 W.
Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Self-guided tours from 10 a.m. to last
entry at 3:15 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 3:15 p.m. Sunday.
Special hours 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Dec. 24 and 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Dec. 31 (closed Christmas and New Year’s Day.). Three floors of
extravagantly decorated rooms. Free admission for children 15 and
younger, limit two per adult. $12.50 for adults, $11.50 for 62 and
older and college students, Twilight tours 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and
Dec. 16 $14 for adults and $7 for 17 and younger. pabstmansion.com,
Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through April 8 (except Dec. 24 and Dec. 31), Greenhouse Annex, Mitchell Park Conservatory, 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee. About 50 vendors. www.mcwfm.org.
Trains to Santa’s Workshop, trains depart hourly from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. Saturday and Sunday as well as Dec. 10 and Dec. 11, and Dec. 17
and Dec. 18, East Troy Railroad Museum historic depot, 2002 Church
St., East Troy, to the Elegant Farmer in Mukwonago.
fish fry, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, St. Florian Parish, 1215 S. 45th St.,
West Milwaukee. $11, $7.50 for age 9 and younger. 414-383-3565,
Craft and Art Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Waukesha
County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. Handmade knitted
items, jewelry, holiday décor; nature-related items, cheese products,
honey lotions and make-up, goat milk and other craft soaps, sweets and
more. $3, free for 15 and younger.
Christmas Bake and
Craft Sale featuring Slovak kolachi, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, St. John
Lutheran Church, 4850 S. Lake Drive, Cudahy. The kolachi come in
walnut, apricot, raspberry and prune butter. 414-481-0520.
Holiday Cookie and
Candy Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Hartland Community Center, 100
E. Park St., Hartland. All
items in the cookie and candy walk are homemade.
Gluten- and nut-free cookies available.
Take “Selfies with Santa.”
Sponsored by Woman’s Club of Hartland.
All proceeds are allocated for area community events, nonprofit
organizations, charities and
for educational purposes.
House, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, N61-W12851 Hemlock Court, River
Heights South subdivision, Menomonee Falls. Wisconsin Adopt A Golden
Retriever will host its 13th annual event with the home decorated with
more than 30 trees, including a “Wizard of Oz” tree and a snowman
tree. $5 donation, children 11 and younger get in free. All proceeds
go to help golden in WAAGR’s care. www.waagr.org or 414-517-7725.
Christmas at the
Depot, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Cudahy Historical Society Depot,
4647 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Cudahy. Pictures with Santa, bake sale and
Mukwonago Midnight Magic, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Mukwonago. 262-363-7758, www.mukwonagochamber.org.
Festival of Lights, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Milwaukee Public
Library - Tippecanoe Branch, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee. Learn
about holidays all over the world and make and take home arts and
crafts. Enjoy a holiday tea party with sandwiches, cookies and tea.
Christmas on the
Avenue, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Greenfield Avenue, from 70th to 76th
streets, West Allis. Hayrides, games, music, Santa’s Café and more.
4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Community Sing and Christmas tree lighting at City
Hall Centennial Park Plaza, followed by the Christmas parade at 4:45
p.m. on Greenfield Avenue from 81st to 65th streets.
Christmas Parade, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, starting at Vretenar Park, 4230
S. Kirkwood Ave., and ending at the St. Francis Civic Center, 3400 E.
Howard Ave., St. Francis. A tree lighting at the Civic Center will
follow the parade. Complimentary holiday cookies, hot chocolate and
apple juice, with entertainment by “Elvis.” Nonperishable food
collected at the parade for Project Concern.
Village Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa Visit, 6 p.m. Saturday, lower
level parking lot, Hales Corners Public Library, 5885 S. 116th St.,
Hales Corners. Performance by the Whitnall Middle School Band,
Santa’s arrival by fire truck and the tree lighting. Move inside to
the Hunt Room at 6:30 p.m. for holiday stories with youth librarian
Patrick Lodge, a visit with Santa and refreshments. Free; no
Blizzard Brawl 12
pro wrestling, 7 p.m. Saturday, Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000
Northview Road, Waukesha. www.blizzardbrawl.com.
at the Inn, presented by the Elmbrook Historical Society and Polanki,
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Stagecoach Inn,
1075 Pilgrim Parkway, Brookfield. Decorated for a traditional Polish
Christmas, enjoy holiday music, Polish children’s choir on Saturday,
make a Christmas craft, sample homemade soup and muffins, shop bake
sale and silent auction. $6 admission, $3 for children 6 to 12, free
for 5 and younger (cash and check only). Free parking.
Motors 42nd annual Model Car Swap Meet and Model Car Contest, 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Sunday, Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road,
Waukesha. $5 adults, $10 family, free for 12 and younger.
Holiday Gift Fair,
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Education and Visitor Center at Boerner
Botanical Gardens, 9400 W. Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. Santa and
Mrs. Claus will greet visitors at the free fair. Buy gift items from
quirky to elegant. Children can make-and-take holiday gifts. Local
groups will perform seasonal music throughout the day. Any guest who
donates a new, unwrapped toy will receive a same-day, $5 discount on
brunch for their party. Limit one discount per party. 414-525-5661.
Visit with Santa
at North Point Lighthouse, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, 2650 N. Wahl Ave.,
Milwaukee. Bring cameras. northpointlighthouse.org.
Concert, 4 p.m. Sunday, Saints Peter and Paul Polish National Catholic
Church, 1308 15th Ave., South Milwaukee.
Bay View annual
tree lighting and Santa visit, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Immaculate Conception
Church lot, South Kinnickinnic Avenue and South Herman Street,
Milwaukee. Beginning with carols by St. Thomas More High School Choir,
then outdoor singalong. Santa’s visit is at 7 p.m.; food and hot
ceremony, 5 p.m. social hour and 6 p.m. tree lighting Wednesday,
third-floor atrium of the Heart and Vascular Center at Community
Memorial Hospital, W180-N8085 Town Hall Road, Menomonee Falls.
Card social, 6
p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Dec. 9, St. Florian Parish, 1215 S. 45th St., West
Milwaukee. Meal from buffet served at 7:30 p.m. Free beer, soda and
coffee. Raffle tickets sold all night. $12 donation. 414-383-3565,
Bob and Rocco Gun
Show, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 10 and 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Dec. 11, Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road,
Faith Community Church's 10th annual Cookie Walk, 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 10, at the church, 7700 W. Faith Drive, Franklin (between Drexel and Rawson on 76th Street). www.faithcc.us.
Moose Lodge No. 49
Craft and Art Fair and Product Vendors Fundraiser, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dec. 10, 5476 S. 13th St., at Grange Ave., Milwaukee. Beverages such
as coffee and food, including chili and loaded potato bar. Raffles.
The Moose is an international organization providing housing, care,
education and health care. Admission: $1. 414-281-4444.
Santa at Kosciuszko Community Center, 9:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 10,
Kosciuszko Community Center, 2201 S. 7th St., Milwaukee. Pancakes,
sausage and beverage. Event includes a visit with Santa, gift bag to
the first 250 children 12 and younger, photos of children or families
with Santa (one per family), letters to Santa, and craft activities.
Tickets are $3 and available at the Community Center. Funds raised
support the center. 414-645-4624.
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